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Literati Meet the Author: Naomi Jackson

Add to Calendar 05/19/2021 12:30 PM 05/19/2021 1:30 PM America/New_York Literati 5-19 Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Zoom
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Our May Literati we'll be joined by author Naomi Jackson for our pick The Star Side of Bird Hill!

This  lyrical novel of community, betrayal, and love centers on an unforgettable matriarchal family…
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Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Zoom
Email Shazia to RSVP.

Our May Literati we'll be joined by author Naomi Jackson for our pick The Star Side of Bird Hill!

This  lyrical novel of community, betrayal, and love centers on an unforgettable matriarchal family in Barbados. Two sisters, age 10 and 16, are exiled from Brooklyn to Bird Hill in Barbados after their mother can no longer care for them. The young Phaedra and her older sister Dionne live for the summer of 1989 with their grandmother, Hyacinth. Dionne spends the summer in search of love, testing her grandmother’s limits, and wanting to go home. Phaedra explores Bird Hill, where her family has lived for generations, accompanies her grandmother in her role as a midwife, and investigates their mother’s mysterious life. This tautly-paced coming of age story builds to a crisis when the father they barely know comes to Bird Hill to reclaim his daughters, and both Phaedra and Dionne must choose between the Brooklyn they once knew and loved or the Barbados of their family.